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Grand Island VFW Auxiliary Post 9249 fundraiser

Sat, Oct 20th 2018 07:00 am
Many military veterans face barriers when transitioning to civilian life. In particular, finding a civilian career after they finish their service can be a challenge. Looking the part and dressing professionally is essential to feeling confident in any job interview. After wearing the same military uniform for several years, veterans need assistance with looking the part so that they may interview with confidence.
Grand Island VFW Auxiliary Post 9249 has made it a mission to give men and women veterans the resources they need to succeed in the workforce by outfitting them with professional business clothing. The Auxiliary along with the Women of the Moose and the American Legion will collect suits, pant suits, skirts, slacks, shirts, shoes and blazers in various sizes and colors. Veterans will have an opportunity to select from the wide array of new and gently-used ensembles.
"When veterans complete their military service, we want to help provide the confidence they need to obtain valuable careers," said RoseMary Wojick, president of the auxiliary.
Auxiliary member Dick Crawford, who is chairing the event, said that by outfitting these men and women with professional attire, donors are helping them to get back into the workforce and become self-sufficient.
Residents are asked to call Crawford at 716-818-6992 to have their donations picked up, or drop them off at the post, the Highway Department or bring them to the to the pork roast dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20. The dinner will run from 4-7 p.m.

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